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Legislative Process Resources: Databases
This guide explains the various documents that are produced during the legislative process and points to where they can be found in BGSU Libraries and electronically (subscription & free).
Search across current and historical documents of the United States Congress, many of which are included in full text. It includes the U.S. Serial Set (the published working papers of Congress), Congressional Hearings, the Congressional Record (through 1997) and hundreds of thousands of House and Senate reports, State of the Union messages, Congressional journals, hearings, high-resolution maps, and more.
Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Includes the text, summary, & status of Congressional bills & resolutions; activity in Congress; Congressional Record; schedules & calendars; Committee information; treaties.
Govinfo provides free public access to official federal publications and documents, including Congressional Bills, Hearings, & Reports; the Congressional Record; Public Laws; Federal Register & CFR; Presidential documents, and more.
The U.S. Serial Set (1789 - present) contains the published working papers of Congress. It includes hundreds of thousands of House and Senate reports, State of the Union messages, Congressional journals, hearings, high-resolution maps, and more.
The American State Papers are comprised of important executive and legislative documents published from 1789 to 1838. They are not a complete record of the activities of that time period, but selected important documents and papers.
Over 65,000 important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents related to homeland security, as well as specialized resources from universities, organizations, and local and state agencies.